Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's Thursday











It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 11th, the 285th day of 2012. There are 81 days left in the year.

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Daly: No progress in latest CBA talks.

Lamoriello's team-first creed turned NJ into winners.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com/.

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Today's Birthdays: Joan Cusack is 50; Luke Perry is 46; Jane Krakowski (30 Rock, Ally McBeal) is 44; Emily Deschanel (Bones) is 36.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Oregon State head football coach Mike Riley met with the media following Monday’s practice in preparation for Saturday’s showdown between the No. 10 Beavers and BYU Cougars in Provo at 12:30 p.m. PDT on ABC (regional).

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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Today is 10-11-12.

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CFL in Ottawa on track for the 2014 season.

Milanovich: 'Clearly I didn't have them ready to play.'

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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Just to let you know, I missed the Tuesday and Wednesday blogs this week because I was in the hospital being treated for chest pains. Cardiac has been ruled out at this time, but there are more tests yet to go, so we'll see what they tell us. Thanks for checking in.

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Pedersen: Riders on a roll at the most important time.

With the win over Toronto, Saskatchewan improves to 8-6, ahead of this Saturday's game in Edmonton against the Eskimos. Kickoff is set for 4:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S., the game can be seen online on ESPN3.com.

Visit the team's official website, http://www.riderville.com/.

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The vice presidential debate is tonight (Thursday). [There's good news and bad news for Paul Ryan -- the good news is he's debating Joe Biden. The bad news is the moderator is Big Bird.]

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Tampa, FL. —As part of the Buccaneers and the NFL’s ongoing support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, a trio of Tampa Bay standouts visited the Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge on Tuesday to share in an uplifting meal.

Read the rest here.

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Smooth or hairy? If given the choice, women love smooth. Researchers asked women to compare the attractiveness of men before and after shaving their chest. The majority of women loved a smooth chest, while only 20% wanted the "Magnum P.I." look.

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Jimmy is one fun loving little guy.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Taking it easy and trying to get better. How 'bout you?

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ALDS: Oakland 4, Detroit 3. Series tied 2-2. Next: At Oakland tonight 9:00pm EDT on TNT and ESPN Radio

New York 3, Baltimore 2. New York leads series 2-2. Next: At New York tonight 7:30pm on TBS and ESPN Radio

NLDS: St. Louis 8, Washington 0. St. Louis leads series 2-1. Next: At Washington today 4:00pm EDT on TBS and ESPN Radio

San Francisco 8, Cincinnati 3. Series tied 2-2 Next: At Cincinnati today 1:00pm EDT on TBS and ESPN Radio

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You've heard the joke that there's a Starbucks on every corner. Not true -- that's just silly. But there's one within 20 miles of 80 percent of Americans, and the furthest you'd ever have to drive to get your coffee fix from a Starbucks-owned store is 140 miles.

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San Francisco, CA. -- It was widely assumed when the Giants arrived here that they'd make a quick U-turn back to San Francisco.

Instead, they're poised to execute an entirely different kind of turnaround.

After losing the first two games of their National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds, the Giants continued their recovery Wednesday with a dominant 8-3 victory that featured eight extra-base hits and superb pitching from Tim Lincecum -- both surprising elements in the wake of recent events.

Read the rest here.

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Oops. Florida's Governor Rick Scott inadvertently directed callers worried about the fungal meningitis outbreak to a sex phone line instead of the toll-free health hotline.

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - 
The Elvis Presley album "King Creole" hit #2 in the U.S.

1973 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley were divorced after six years of marriage.

1994 - The book "Good Rockin' Toight: Twenty years on the road and on the town with Elvis" by Joe Esposito was released.  

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CBS is pulling Friday night legal drama Made In Jersey from its schedule after only two episodes. That makes Jersey the first canceled TV show of the fall.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 -
John Lennon and Yoko Ono opened their joint exhibition Half-a-Wind Show at London's Lisson Gallery.

1988 - Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, entered a rehab center to be treated for alcoholism.

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Did you hear about the dog that was reunited with his human family halfway across the country after five years? [The family said the dog had changed a little but the dog said the family smelled exactly the same.]

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Today in Sports History:

1924 - 
 
The Boston Bruins and the Montreal Maroons were granted NHL franchises.

1925 - The New York Giants played their first NFL game. The Giants lost 14-0 to Providence.

1975 - New York Islander Bryan Trottier got his first hat trick.

1980 - The Dallas Mavericks won their first game at Reunion Arena when they beat San Antonio 103-92.

1984 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) made his debut in the National Hockey League (NHL) against the Boston Bruins. He scored a goal on his first shot on his first NHL shift.

1998 - Steve Young (San Francisco 49ers) became the 20th player in NFL history to throw for 30,000 yards.

2004 - The Houston Astros won a postseason series for the first time in their 43 year history. They defeated the Atlanta Braves 12-3 in Game 5. The Astros had lost 7 playoff series previously, three of them to Atlanta.

2006 - In New York, Cory Lidle (New York Yankees) and his flight instructor were killed when Lidle's plane crashed into a high-rise apartment building.

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A survey by the UK version of the Girl Scouts (Girlguiding) found that marriage is not on the priority list for teens as much as it used to be. The majority of girls 7- to 21-years-old defined "success" as "being confident and independent" rather than "being married." Just three years ago the majority chose marriage as the #1 achievement before 30.

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Coming up --

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 1:07pm EDT

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:00pm EDT

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at BYU Cougars 3:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos 4:00pm EDT

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 5:15pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:00pm EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 9:30am EDT

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Space Coast Hurricanes 12:15pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Kansas City Chiefs 1:00pm EDT

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so tomorrow too. Thanks again!

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